Coutinho is unsettled at Anfield now

Some shocking news coming out of Anfield this Christmas. Philippe Coutinho is unsettled at Liverpool. While Klopp is desperate to keep his star man, Liverpool privately accept he is likely to move on in the summer.

Philippe Coutinho is currently sidelined with an ankle injury sustained during the 2-0 victory over Sunderland last month. Despite having set his sights on a comeback for Liverpool’s crunch clash with Manchester City on New Year’s Eve, it’s not looking unlikely that will happen now. However Coutinho’s immediate lack of fitness is the least of his worries.

Usual suspects linked

The usual suspects of Barcelona and PSG have popped up again. However just recently Bundesliga champions Bayern are now interested in the 24-year-old, who has scored six goals in 14 appearances this season.

Express Sport understands PSG are plotting a £40million bid for Coutinho, despite already agreeing a £38m move for Wolfsburg winger Julian Draxler.

Coutinho is not planning on leaving Liverpool in January, while the Anfield club

It is unlikely Liverpool would accept any offers, naturally the owners would prefer to take stock during the summer period where Edwards and Klopp will have longer to plan without the distractions of a Premier League title battle.

It is thought that Coutinho is aware of interest from abroad and has become unsettled on Merseyside. Unfortunately the reports state he thinks he would have more chance of winning trophies regularly should he move abroad.

The influence of Neymar

Sources claim Coutinho’s close friend and compatriot Neymar has told Barcelona he is keen to come to the Nou Camp.

However the La Liga giants will wait until the end of the season before making their move.

Ex-Barcelona legend and fellow Brazilian Ronaldinho has revealed that his old club are watching Coutinho“He has been one of the stand out players in Europe this season – and I know there is a lot of admiration of him at Barcelona.”

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  1. From where does the descriptive “unsettled” come? Philippe himself?

    Agents routinely churn the rumor mill to create negotiating leverage. Opponents do the same to create division where there is none.

    Coutinho is a valuable player, but he has plenty of weaknesses, prime being that he is no threat going to his left. Savvy opponents like Southampton have been bringing a second defender up in his face when he goes to his right. This has been improved under Klopp, but he has a long way to go.

    If he is looking to augment his marital relationship, then hanging in Barca with Neymar is probably a wonderful choice. Maybe that fat sluggard Ronaldinho, well known on the Catalan coast for closing bars at 3AM, can fly back and give Phil a nightlife tour!

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